Educational Sessions

Morning report

International residences with the assistant program directorTargeted to second and third year residents emphasizing diagnostic reasoning and critical thinking skills.

  • Cases presented by residents, fellows and attendings
  • Dermatology visual diagnosis review
  • Board review
  • Longitudinal teaching curriculum (see procedures, simulation and more)

Nighttime report

PL3-run conference targeting interns during overnight shifts.

  • National pediatric nighttime curriculum
  • Cases presented by interns, senior residents and hospitalists

Journal clubs

Advocacy, research, med-peds, primary care

Noon conference

Core pediatric lecture series targeted to interns

  • Case-based presentations by interns focusing on differential diagnosis
  • Primary Care lecture series by attendings and senior residents
  • Advocacy conference
  • Transport conference
  • M&M conference
  • Teaching technique workshops

Inpatient educational curriculum

  • Simulation curriculum: weekly mock codes and rapid cycle deliberate practice sessions focused on teamwork and procedural skills
  • Monthly wellness curriculum
  • Radiology rounds: review of interesting studies with radiology faculty and fellows
  • Team-based general pediatrics and subspecialty lectures (two times per week)
  • PICU and NICU: daily lectures and weekly mock codes

Primary care

  • Pediatric Primary Care Education Day (PEDIAPREDD): Primary Care interactive and case-based sessions focusing on pediatric topics from an outpatient perspective
  • Primary Care rotation case conference: residents present case discussion inspired by month’s experience in Primary Care

Professionalism series

Monthly small group discussion among residents and faculty on topics such as health care disparities, professionalism in patient care, social media, and working in teams.

Grand Rounds

  • Distinguished lectureships from various fields
  • Clinical Pathology conferences

Emergency medicine

  • Simulation-based resuscitation
  • Emergency medicine didactics presentation
  • Emergency medicine case presentation

Chop docs

How to Apply

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. You must apply using the ERAS System. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 1.

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Why Choose Us?

CHOP's Pediatrics Residency Program offers a balanced, flexible and supportive experience in a top ranked children's hospital. Residents train in cutting-edge facilities, surrounded by world-renowned faculty.


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Residency Curriculum

Our pediatrics residency delivers in-depth experience in both inpatient and outpatient areas, while progressively increasing responsibility and opportunities.

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Learning to Perform Procedures

Learning to competently and compassionately perform procedures is one of the most challenging skills to master in pediatric training. At CHOP, multiple approaches are used to gain competency in performing procedures.

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Resuscitation Education and Simulation

Directing the resuscitation of a child is more than just being able to intubate or start an IV. Our program gives residents the opportunity to participate in actual and mock resuscitations in many settings.